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Game 19 Preview And Open Thread: Blackhawks @ Predators

Puck Drop: Nov. 15, 7:00 PM CT

Chicago Blackhawks
Record: 10-8-0
Points: 20
Place: 3rd in Central, t-5th in Western Conference
Power Play Percentage/Rank: 22.2%, 1st in West, t-5th in NHL
Penalty Kill Percentage/Rank: 81.2%, 9th in West, 18th in NHL
Blackhawks Team Statistics


Nashville Predators
Record: 9-7-1
Points: 19
Place: 4th in Central, t-7th in Western Conference
Power Play Percentage/Rank: 15.2%, 10th in West, 22nd in NHL
Penalty Kill Percentage/Rank: 81.5%, 8th in West, 17th in NHL
Predators Team Statistics

Second game of the road trip, and the second game of a back-to-back for the Blackhawks, after falling to Columbus last night, 4-2.

The 'Hawks are going to need to come out with a lot more energy then they did last night, and create more scoring chances, which should be easier against a team that doesn't play the trap. The Hawks last played the Predators on November 4th, which was a 5-2 loss at the United Center.

The Predators have had a couple of days off since they last played (a loss in Columbus on Monday), so they'll probably have a bit of an advantage, but the Blackhawks could really use a win in this one before heading to Detroit on Saturday.